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Where are the SAP Crystal Reports 2011 & SAP Business Intelligence 4.0 SDKs for Visual Studio?

Purpose

 

The intent of this document is to answer confusion around the available Visual Studio Solution Developer Kits (SDK) for SAP Crystal Reports 2011, SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 and SAP Business Intelligence 4.0.

Overview

 

A number of SAP Crystal Reports and Business Enterprise products have released recently. None of these products include any SDK "out of the box". However, an SDK for VS .NET can be downloaded separately for most of these products. The table below summarizes the available SDKs.

SAP ProductSDK IncludedSDK AvailableSupported .NET VersionFile Version
SAP Crystal Reports 2011NNNA14.x
SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010YYVS201013.x
SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 NYVS201014.x
SAP Crystal Report for Enterprise XI 4.0 NNNA14.x
SAP Business Intelligence 4.0NYVS201014.x

 

SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010

 

SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 is a complimentary download. See SAP Crystal Reports, Version for Visual Studio .NET for details. Note that this is the only version of Crystal Reports that supports Visual Studio 2010. See the wiki Which Crystal Reports Assembly Versions are Supported in Which Versions of Visual Studio .NET for more details.

SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 & SAP Crystal Report for Enterprise XI 4.0

 

The .NET SDK for SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 and BI4.0 is only available from the SAP Market Place. For details see the blog Integrating SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform 4.0 \ CRS 2011 .NET SDK runtime into VS2010 IDE. For Visual Studio integation and production server runtime installation see the following wikis:

How to Install the BI Platform 4.0 .NET SDK on a Development System with Visual Studio 2010

How to Install the BI Platform 4.0 .NET SDK on a Production, Staging or Test Server

Questions and Answers

 

Is it possible to mix version 13.x runtime and version 14 runtime?

- No it is not.

Is it possible to use version 13.x runtime to connect to SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 or BI 4.0?

- No it is not. Version 13.x runtime does not include all the files and assemblies neccessary for SAP Crystal Reports Server 2011 and BI4.0. See KB 1547065  - CRVS2010 is missing BusinessObjects.Enterprise.* assemblies.

Is it possible to run reports created in SAP Crystal Reports 2011 using the SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 runtime?

- Yes. The CRVS2010 runtime will support reports created in CR 2011.

Is it possible to run reports created in SAP Crystal Report for Enterprise XI 4.0 using the SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 runtime?

- No this is not possible. This version of SAP Crystal Reports only supports database connectivity via Universe (UNX) files and CRVS2010 is not able to connect to UNX files.

Is it possible to run Reports create in SAP Crystal Reports 2011 using the Crystal Reports 2008 runtime in Visual Studio 2008?

- Yes. The Crystal Reports 2008 runtime will support reports created in CR 2011. Note that CR 2011 contains new features not available in CR 2008 and thus these features will obviously not work with the CR 2008 runtime. Examples of new features would include export formats .RPTR, .XLSX and .DOCX.

Is it possible to run reports created in CRVS2010 using CR 2008 runtime and Visual Studio 2008?

- Yes. However note that CRVS2010 contains new features not available in CR 2008 and thus these features will obviously not work with the CR 2008 runtime. Examples of new features would include export formats .RPTR, .XLSX and .DOCX.

Related Content

 

Related Documents

 

Overview of SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 DEMO

SAP Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 Supported Platforms

Whats New in Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010

SAP Crystal Solutions 2011 Portfolio Update #1

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence platform 4.0 - Viewing Documents Using OpenDocument

Deploying Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 runtime

Related Notes

 

KB - 1672558  - Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2010 - Service Pack 2 - Fixed Issues

KB - 1611499  - What are the options for upgrading applications that use Crystal Reports legacy SDKs?

KB - 1531409 - How to deploy the CRVS2010 runtime when using merge modules?

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